Associate Professor Lise Mogensen


Associate Professor in Medical Education, Research and Evaluation, School of Medicine


Lise Mogensen is a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Medicine. Leading the award winning 'Community Research Teaching Team', she convenes the ‘Community Research Projects’, a core program in the MBBS course, in which medical students learn applied research skills by completing real world projects on health issues in urban and rural communities. She is also the academic lead of program evaluation in the School of Medicine, and Chairs the School’s Evaluation Committee.

Lise is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with a keen interest in developing inclusive research approaches with vulnerable populations. She leads an international research network focused on participatory methodologies to include vulnerable and marginalised children. Her research interests are comprised in three inter-related research programs with several active projects:

Child and youth well-being research

  • Multinational research on children’s understandings of well-being across nations and regions.
  • Well-being and quality of life, children and young people living with disability and chronic illness.
  • Approaches to inclusive research with marginalised and vulnerable children

Living with disability, mental illness, and chronic illness

  • Diagnosis and identity.
  • Children with autism, children with intellectual disability – access to health care and services.
  • Transition from school to adult services for young people with intellectual disability.
  • Experiences with and perspectives on the NDIS.

Medical education research

  • Medical student well-being
  • Experiences of medical students with disability or mental health problems
  • Disability and mental health issues in medical education and practice
  • Structures of support in medical education, and transition to medical practice.
  • Medical program evaluation

Lise is a registered HDR supervisor and a research associate with the Children's Policy Centre at the Australian National University.

Research Interests

  • Child health and well-being
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Health Sociology
  • Medical Education
  • Mental Health
  • Student welfare and wellbeing

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association


  • School of Medicine Evaluation Committee, Chair

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD, University of Western Sydney
  • BAppSc(OT)Honours, University of Western Sydney
  • WSU Women’s Research Fellowship, 2018
  • WSU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017
  • UWS Early Career Research Fellowship, 2014
  • UWS University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship, 2006
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 2005

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone +61 2 4620 3041
Location Campbelltown Campus